Horse Health Matters®

Fitness And Conditioning

Training Your Horse For More Strength, Power, and Endurance

EquiMed Staff

Training Your Horse For More Strength, Power, and Endurance

by EquiMed Staff

April 15, 2017 15:30

When formulating a strength training program for your horse, it is important to determine whether the primary requirement in the muscles is for power or for …

Putting Down Your Horse - Planning Ahead for a Good Death

by Flossie Sellers

April 15, 2017 16:23

Read about planning ahead for a worst-case scenario when you,as a horse owner, will have to make decisions related to ending the life of your horse. Learn about …

Wise Horse Owners Expect the Unexpected to Keep Horses Safe during …

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2017 13:59

During hurricanes, earthquakes, wild fires, floods and other disasters, having a plan in place will save you time and money and possibly the lives of your …

Hoof Care

Emergency Hoof Care for Your Horse

EquiMed Staff

Emergency Hoof Care for Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 17:35

Your horse's feet are very tough, but they are no match for a nail in the barnyard, or a loose shoe, or a jagged rock. Here are 3 ways to keep hoof emergencies …

Tip of the Day

Pulled muscles are likely when stenuous activities are performed with inadequate rest periods in-between. Clinical signs include stiffness, localized pain, and muscle spasms.

Lameness

What to Do When Your Horse Is Lame

EquiMed Staff

What to Do When Your Horse Is Lame

by EquiMed Staff

May 2, 2017 15:37

5 things that you can do to help your lame horse. This article gives you basic information about how your farrier can help you and also when to call the equine …

Lameness

Judging Horse Leg Conformation

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Judging Horse Leg Conformation

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

May 3, 2017 09:06

Judging a horse's conformation takes careful study and knowledge of horse anatomy. Because of their importance to the performance and soundness of a horse, the …

Nutrition

Dr. Getty Notes: Horse Cecum Exit Defies Gravity

Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

Dr. Getty Notes: Horse Cecum Exit Defies Gravity

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 5, 2017 14:10

Without enough food matter to "fill the tube" (cecum), sand, dirt, and undigested material can remain at the bottom in the horse's cecum, leading to colic …

Reproductive Care

Preparing Your Mare for Parturition

EquiMed Staff

Preparing Your Mare for Parturition

by EquiMed Staff

May 7, 2017 12:53

Participating in the parturition of your foal can be both exciting and nerve-racking. Being fully prepared both physically and mentally can help both you and …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Predisposed

Tending or susceptible to.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

es·sen·tial
/əˈsen(t)SHəl/
adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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Quote of the Day

It is the very difficult horses that have the most to give you.

Lendon Gray

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